Threats to Journalists: Rwanda

  • VOA stringer Lucie Umukundwa was forced into hiding and subsequently into exile in August 2006. Within hours of Umukundwa having asked about allegations of harassment of independent journalists at a monthly news conference by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, her brother was severely beaten by unknown assailants. During the attack they made disparaging references to his sister.
  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan


    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

    11 months 21 days

    in prison

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